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Things to do over Christmas and New Year
04 December 2018

Events, activities and updates over the festive period.

Rochdale Wedding Show
03 March 2019
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
16 March 2019
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.

More events

Family History Helpdesk, Castleton Library
18 September 2017

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Get help finding out about your family history.

Lego club, Middleton Library
06 October 2017

First Friday of the month

Build your own Lego creations in our sessions aimed at 5-12 year olds and their parents or carers.

Futures Club
23 October 2017

Every Monday

Informative drop-in session for care leavers about education, finance, training, employment and accommodation.

Card-making class, Spotland Library
31 October 2017

Every Tuesday

Make beautiful hand-crafted cards to take home. All materials, envelopes and instruction provided.

Games club, Heywood Library
03 November 2017

First Friday of the month

Come and join our small, friendly Games Club. Board games to suit everyone or bring your own.

Rochdale-in-Stitches, Spotland Library
18 November 2017

First and third Saturday of the month

A group for people who enjoy cross-stitch, embroidery, needlepoint, or who would like to start.

Balderstone Reading Group
11 December 2017

2nd Monday of every month

Informal and relaxed reading group. Discuss and recommend your favourite authors or discover new books you've never thought of trying.

Armed Forces veterans breakfast club
04 January 2018

Every Thursday

Get together for breakfast with other local armed forces veterans. Breakfast costs just £3.

Balderstone Library Coffee Afternoon
08 January 2018

Every Monday

Join one of our coffee afternoons for good conversation and a chance to discuss and browse the newest library books.

Code Club, Norden Library
13 January 2018

Every Saturday

Drop-in sessions for children 9-11 years old to learn how to code using Scratch.

Story and craft session, Rochdale Central Library
20 January 2018

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Story and craft sessions aimed at children of any age and their families.

Lego Club, Rochdale Central Library
27 January 2018

Fortnightly on a Saturday

Our themed Lego Club is aimed at children between the ages of 5-12 years. Duplo is also available for younger siblings.

Code Club, Littleborough Library
05 February 2018

Every other Monday during term time

Learn basic programming, local thinking and problem solving in our FREE classes.

Monday Homework Club, Heywood Library
05 March 2018

Mondays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Thursday Homework Club, Heywood Library
15 March 2018

Thursdays during term time

Drop in for help with English, Maths, French and more.

Rochdale Town Hall tours
07 May 2018

Various dates depending on your tour

Find out details of our regular guided tours of Rochdale Town Hall. There's lots of different options to choose from.

Knit and natter, Alkrington Library
14 May 2018

Fortnightly on a Monday

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an avid knitter, bring along your wool and your needles and enjoy a cup of tea with our lovely knitting group.

Lego club, Alkrington Library
21 May 2018

Third Monday of the month

Calling all Lego fans aged 5-12 years old!! Come along to Lego Club at Alkrington Library.

Scrabble mornings, Alkrington Library
28 May 2018

Every Monday

Do you enjoy a good game of Scrabble? Then come along to Scrabble mornings at Alkrington Library.

Turbo Tots, Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Turbo Tots is a fun health and wellbeing activity for children aged 0-3 and their parents or carers.

Music and Movement, Langley Sure Start
04 June 2018

Every Monday

Music, movement and fitness fun for children's development. For children aged 0-3.

Family History Helpdesk, Alkrington Library
04 June 2018

Every 3 weeks on a Monday

Come along to our family history helpdesk to get FREE help tracing your family tree.

Reading Circle, Smallbridge Library
28 June 2018

Last Thursday of each month

A reading circle for people over 50 who love to read. Come and meet new friends for a chat and a brew.

Word Weavers Writing Group
09 July 2018

2nd and 4th Monday of every month

Creative writers are welcome to join us to discuss and practice the arts of poetry and prose.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Tuesdays
10 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Rochdale Central Library - Fridays
27 July 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Code Club, Middleton Library
25 August 2018

Every other Saturday

For children aged 7-11. Sessions are FREE to attend, so pop in and have a go at coding.

Early Words Together sessions, Langley Library
07 September 2018

Every Friday during term time

FREE, volunteer-led children’s sessions with the aim of encouraging reading, writing and communication skills in a fun and family friendly way.

Historic Rochdale town centre tours
11 September 2018

Every Tuesday and Thursday

A 2-hour guided walking tour through Rochdale’s historic old town, offering fascinating insights into the town’s colourful history.

Next Steps Digital
16 October 2018

Every Tuesday

Next Steps Digital is our new IT group aimed at learners who have completed the Learn My Way programme and are ready to take the next steps in digital technology.

Listen and Rhyme, Littleborough Library
29 October 2018

Every Monday during term time

Join us for story time for under 5s. Activities include singing, rhyming, stories and crafts.

Sure Start Children
07 November 2018
Monday-Friday
 
Find out what activities and events are happening at your local Sure Start Children's Centre.
Children
10 November 2018

Every month on a Saturday

Every month on a Saturday, young persons reading group designed to help children to discover new books and authors.

Photography group, Rochdale Central Library
17 November 2018

Every Saturday

Join us on our new photography group that is aimed at everyone from absolute beginners to more experienced people with an interest in photography.

Link4Life Christmas events
03 December 2018

03 December 2018 - 01 January 2019

Join us for lots of events held at different venues across the borough.

Christmas meals at Clock Tower Dining Room
03 December 2018
03 December 2018 - 19 December 2018
 
View our Christmas menus for Rochdale Town Hall.
Things to do over Christmas and New Year
04 December 2018

Events, activities and updates over the festive period.

Code Club, Rochdale Central Library
08 December 2018

2nd Saturday of every month

Come along to our Code Club for 7-11 year olds to learn how to code.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Balderstone Library
11 December 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Tuesday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Coffee and Carols, Spotland Library
13 December 2018
A coffee morning with festive music, readings and refreshments.
Storytime with Sue
15 December 2018
A Christmas story and crafts session for children aged 5-9 years old and their parents.
Battle of the Bands
16 December 2018
The Battle of the Bands is a fun and friendly competition between bands from the Rochdale Music Service Rock School.
Family Christmas Fun
18 December 2018
Annual Christmas Event that involves craft workshop, festive treasure hunt, Father Christmas with treats and Littleborough Brass Band.
Jonathan Scott: A Christmas Organ Concert
19 December 2018
Jonathan Scott presents a special Christmas organ concert in the Victorian splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
Digital Skills for Jobs, Smallbridge Library
20 December 2018

Every 4 weeks on a Thursday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Christmas on the Rock
22 December 2018
Christmas weekend shoppers at The Rock shopping centre in Bury will be treated to a variety of festive songs from some of our bands.
Christmas stories, Rochdale Central Library
24 December 2018
Story session with Rev. Margaret
Digital Skills for Jobs, Heywood Library
04 January 2019

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Digital Skills for Jobs, Middleton Library
25 January 2019

Every 4 weeks on a Friday

Learn about searching and applying for jobs online, how to use email and get tips on how to write a CV.

Rochdale Music Service Festival of Performing Arts
04 February 2019
A showcase of more than 6,000 performers which celebrates all aspects of performing arts including music, dance and drama.
The Gin Society Festival
22 February 2019

22 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

Pure gin delight, featuring 120 listed gins, plus a selection of new and local gins to enhance your experience. Accompanied by live entertainment.

Rochdale Wedding Show
03 March 2019
The ultimate wedding shopping experience, where you can buy, book and hire everything you need for your special day.
Gin and Sin Themed Ball
09 March 2019
Get your flat caps, trilbys and flapper dresses on as we immerse you into the glitz and glamour of the roaring 1920s.
Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
16 March 2019
Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run
06 October 2019
Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K returns for its 5th year. It’s one of the highlights of our sporting calendar.

Rochdale 2018 events calendar highlights

An exciting year of amazing events in Rochdale from March 2018.

 


Rochdale 2018 events calendar video (opens in a new window)

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